News & Feature Stories

The Matchmaker Of Deliciousness

It's rare to come across a chef eager to praise beer's qualities over wine, let alone one operating at the level of Rob Kaboord, now back in Melbourne at the pop-up Lekker! after four years helming Quay in Sydney.

February 18th, 2020 by James Smith


Brew & A: Sow & Piglets

February 17th, 2020 by James Smith

It's named after an iconic tourist spot, is found in a hostel, and the Sow & Piglets team are already working on a new brewery venture in regional Victoria. We sat down with the German brewer behind their traditionally-minded beers.


Crafty Crawls: South West WA Part I

February 14th, 2020 by Guy Southern

The South West of WA is increasingly fertile ground for beer lovers. With so many breweries and good beer venues to explore, we took a weekend break to put together an extended Crafty Crawl featuring much of the best the region has to offer.


Crafty Crawls: South West WA Part II

February 14th, 2020 by Guy Southern

In part two of our guide to the beer-soaked delights of the South West of WA, we head into the heart of the Margaret River region. There, amid the natural beauty, you find a wealth of small breweries and a passion for supporting local.


Latest News from The Crafty Cabal - February 2020

February 13th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

More than $5,000 in festival tickets, $1,500 worth of beer, one very cool event (with more to be confirmed soon) and more deals taking the total to 150 across Australia... There's new benefits aplenty for Crafty Cabalistas this month.


Golden Recovery

February 13th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

The efforts of the Australian beer community to support those affected by bushfires continue apace, with two fundraising beers released by brewers in Victoria and New South Wales this weekend.


Back To The Future - The Rise Of Small Festivals

February 12th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

There's a new breed of beer festival on the rise, one that combines elements of those from craft beer's earlier days with a more tightly-curated program of beers and brewers.


Who Brews Cooks River Beers?

February 11th, 2020 by Judd Owen

The duo behind Cooks River were the second winners of Frenchies' Brewers Got Talent competition, which has enabled them to launch their brand. We caught up with Ben and Nathan to find out more.


Hawkers To Build A Brewery Bar

February 10th, 2020 by James Smith

As they prepare to turn five, Hawkers are setting out to build a bar at their Reservoir home. The intention is to use the proposed 170-capacity venue to showcase more experimental releases.


Craft Beer Heroes: Doug Donelan

February 7th, 2020 by Jono Galuszka

From fermenting pumpkins at home and homebrewing with his brother via Malt Shovel to heading up New Zealand Hops, Doug Donelan has lived his life in beer. We sat down with him as he starts looking forward to retirement.

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